Forests and forestry

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Courts charge S Treng men for transporting illegal timber

Stung Treng provincial police on Sunday sent one of seven men detained over the transportation of illegal timber to court. Provincial police chief Mao Dara said the Vietnamese man was sent to the provincial court after being accused of transporting nearly 200 pieces of beng timber ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/courts-charge-s-treng-men-transporting-illegal-timber

Firm set to plant millions of trees

Think Biotech (Cambodia)Co Ltd plans to plant more than 30 million trees on about 30,000ha by the end of 2023 after being granted the right to do so by the government to meet the rising demand for timber in the Kingdom. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/firm-set-plant-millions-trees

Bunong complain of logging at Phnom Preah mountain

The Bunong ethnic community in Mondulkiri province’s Me Pai village, Pou Chrei commune, in Pech Chreada district alleged that an estimated 100ha of protected forest at the foot of the Phnom Preah mountain had been illegally logged with help from local authorities. Sreunh Sinuon, a ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bunong-complain-logging-phnom-preah-mountain

Four in Mondulkiri court for logging

Mondulkiri provincial Forestry Administration sent four men to court for their involvement in a forest crime in Keo Seima district. Mondulkiri provincial Military Police arrested the four men and confiscated a van, two chainsaws and another equipment used to commit the forest crime in Sre ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/four-mondulkiri-court-logging

Rangers release four illegal loggers after father’s appeal

Four suspected illegal loggers in the Prey Lang area who are alleged to have tried to strangle Preah Vihear provincial rangers were subsequently released after an elderly father appealed to them on Sunday. Prasat Phnom Kriel Community Natural Protected Area chief Phok Hong told The ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rangers-release-four-illegal-loggers-after-fathers-appeal

Man held, timber, motorbikes seized in Dak Dam commune

Mondulkiri provincial joint forces detained a man for questioning, confiscated seven motorbikes and seized 178 timber logs in O’Raing district’s Dak Dam commune on Saturday. Provincial department of Agriculture director Song Kheang said officials from his department, the forestry administration, provincial police, Military Police and ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/man-held-timber-motorbikes-seized-dak-dam-commune

Large-scale logging halted in Kampong Speu, Pursat provinces

Police from Kampong Speu and Pursat provinces and officials from environmental non-profit Wildlife Alliance cracked down on illegal logging and wildlife poaching activities in the Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary and the National Park in the Cardamom Mountains. A report from Wildlife Alliance posted on social ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/large-scale-logging-halted-kampong-speu-pursat-provinces

Think Biotech director Lu refutes activists’ illegal logging reports

Think Biotech (Cambodia) Co Ltd director Lu Chu Chang has dismissed as slanderous, reports by forest and environmental activists that the company is connected to illegal logging. The reports claimed Think Biotech was involved in the illegal logging of forests in the Prey Lang Wildlife ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/think-biotech-director-lu-refutes-activists-illegal-logging-reports

Authorities of Kampong Speu province temporarily shut down 10 sawmills

Kampong Speu provincial authorities shut down 10 sawmills temporarily in four villages of Baset district for buying timber and operating without permission on Saturday. Provincial governor Vei Samnang said on Sunday that the owners of sawmills did not buy wood logged from the forest. Instead, ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/authorities-kampong-speu-province-temporarily-shut-down-10-sawmills

Authorities on hunt for illegal timber suspect

Authorities are on the hunt for a man who escaped custody on Tuesday after being arrested for allegedly transporting luxurious timber in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary. The suspect was detained by environmental rangers at the Keo Seima Wildlife sanctuary headquarters on Monday but ran off into ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/authorities-hunt-illegal-timber-suspect

Illegal timber and vehicles seized in three provinces

Forestry administration and other related authorities seized a large amount of illegal timber and a number of vehicles, including boats, used for transporting timber. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/illegal-timber-and-vehicles-seized-three-provinces

Government encourages investment in sustainable timber plantations

The government yesterday asked companies to consider investing in timber plantations in the Kingdom that produce sustainable wood, arguing that these investments help protect the country’s natural resources.​ ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50663340/government-encourages-investment-in-sustainable-timber-plantations/

Illegal logging persists in Cambodia’s Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary: Report

Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary in Cambodia continues to be illegally cleared, according to a new report by the Cambodian Youth Network (CYN). Located in the central plains of Cambodia, Prey Lang forest straddles the four provinces of Kratie, Stung Treng, Kampong Thom and Preah Vihear. ...

Shreya Dasgupta
https://news.mongabay.com/2019/11/illegal-logging-persists-in-cambodias-prey-lang-wildlife-sanctuary-report/

Nine illegal timber trucks impounded

The National Committee for Prevention and Crackdown on Natural Resource Crimes on Monday impounded nine trucks used to transport timber to Vietnam through Kratie province’s Snuol district. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nine-illegal-timber-trucks-impounded

Forest rangers seek 1,210 rifles after serious attacks

The Ministry of Environment sought permission from the Ministry of National Defence to arm municipal and provincial rangers with 1,210 rifles in response to one of its rangers being killed and two others critically assaulted while out on patrol in Mondulkiri and Kampong Thom provinces. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forest-rangers-seek-1210-rifles-after-serious-attacks

Illegal logging threatens Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary, says CYN report

The Cambodian Youth Network (CYN) released a report on Tuesday noting the loss and deforestation of some 3,000ha of forest land in the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary because of logging since last year. The report was based on investigative research into illegal logging in the said ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/illegal-logging-threatens-prey-lang-wildlife-sanctuary-says-cyn-report

Royalties concern forest activists

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said in the first three quarters of this year, Cambodia earned $5.7 million in royalties from forest produce – an increase of nearly $2 million compared to the same period last year when it earned $4 million. The ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/royalties-concern-forest-activists

Mondulkiri police hunt suspects behind 168 pieces of hidden timber

Mondulkiri provincial police are on the lookout for suspects behind 168 pieces of Sokrom timber that were felled and hidden in five different locations in Keo Seima district’s Sre Khtum commune. District police chief Van Dany told The Post on Wednesday that a joint task ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-police-hunt-suspects-behind-168-pieces-hidden-timber

Man charged with M’kiri forestry crimes

The Mondulkiri Provincial Court on Sunday decided to detain Te Kim San, the former head of the mining community in Keo Seima district’s Chung Phlas commune, on charges of collecting forest by-products and building an illegal timber processing facility. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/man-charged-mkiri-forestry-crimes

Arrest warrants issued against three timber tycoons

Mondulkiri Provincial Court has issued warrants of arrest against three well-known tycoons who failed to appear for questioning over suspected large-scale illegal logging operations.​ ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50644486/arrest-warrants-issued-against-three-timber-tycoons/

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